With the band's newest album hailed by Our Culture magazine as “their most cohesive and inviting effort to date, reaching for the kind of sweeping arrangements that also render it their most rewarding,” the indie rockers of Wild Pink play an October 8 headlining concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, their new A Billion Little Lights also hailed by Stereogum as “one of the most exquisitely pretty rock albums in recent memory.”

Praised by NPR for their music that “all sounds impeccable without losing its sense of lightness and joy,” the string quartet Invoke serves as the latest guests in the Quad City Arts Visiting Artist series, with the musicians' five concert events between October 5 and 7 sure to demonstrate why the Austin Chronicle calls the group “purveyors of chamber music that busts through genres in the quartet's spicy performances.”

A lauded touring project by singer/songwriter Jason Singer, Michigander plays an October 12 concert at Davenport's Raccoon Motel, the artist noted for performing music that, in the words of the River Cities' Reader's Max Allison, “carries a kind of universality that extends beyond the Midwest region to encompass any spot in which someone might feel fundamentally out of place, heartbroken, or – alternately – exactly in the place he or she belongs.”

An early member of REO Speedwagon whose guitar talents were described by the Michigan Daily as “B.B. King played through Jimi Hendrix (with a touch of Andy Gill),” blues guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and humorist Duke Tumatoe and his ensemble the Power Trio play Davenport's Redstone Room on October 8, sharing the talents that enabled the headliner and Chicago native to open for the legendary likes of Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, George Thorogood, and John Fogerty.

Lauded by World Music Report as an “energetic and ingenious musician and drummer” whose music “is a boiling and bubbling cauldron of African Highlife and every other kind of rhythmic style,” Afro-fusion percussionist and composer Paa Kow plays Davenport's Redstone Room in a Guest List Series co-presentation with Quad City Arts, the free October 7 event sure to prove why Modern Ghana calls the performer “Ghana's most artistic drummer.”

Performing locally in a special event sponsored by Pierce's Promise, beloved folk singer/songwriter Cody Diekhoff – better known by his recording alias Chicago Farmer – plays an October 2 concert at Davenport's Redstone Room, the artist a soulful crooner and guitarist who inspired No Depression to rave, “If the Midwest is looking for a voice, the search is over.”

A stunningly gifted singer, comedian, and ventriloquist who, at age 13, was the grand-prize winner of the 12th season of NBC's America's Got Talent, Darci Lynne Farmer brings her singular talents and felt-laden pals to Davenport's Adler Theatre on October 10 alongside some of her touring friends, among them the diva-esque rabbit Petunia, the shy and soulful mouse Oscar, and a sarcastic old lady (puppet) named Edna.

Touring in support of the band's recently released third album Walkman, a recording described by Paste magazine as “a jubilant half-hour punctuating a newfound maturity,” the Minnesota-based Bad Bad Hats play Davenport venue the Raccoon Motel on October 13 demonstrating the talents that NPR described as “programmed to fire all neural pathways associated with carefree indie-rock fun.”

Described by Cleveland.com as “justly acclaimed as a titanic force at the keyboard,” special guest Garrick Ohlsson joins the Quad City Symphony Orchestra for the ensemble's October 2 and 3 presentations of The New World, the first concerts in the musicians' 2021-22 Masterworks season, and performances showcasing a pianist whose recent concert engagement was described by the New York Times as “a vigorous, crisp, and clear performance without a trace of Romantic excess.”

A beloved Quad Cities ensemble that, as stated in DownBeat magazine, “channels its pent-up enthusiasm and not-slight musical ability toward an individuated brand of blues-rock,” the talents of the Avey Grouws Band play an October 1 concert at Davenport's Gypsy Highway Bar & Grill in support of Tell Tale Heart, the group's sophomore album – released on September 24 – that follows the critical and commercial success of 2020's The Devil May Care.